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         Certex uses Modulift Beams
         for helipad lifts
           Certex (UK) used two modified spread-                     “Clutch Action”
         er beams from Modulift’s heavy, off-
         the-shelf range to lift two nonidentical
         halves of a helipad onto a vessel from a               “The Only Proven Protection
         gas rig in the Dutch Sector of the North
         Sea recently. The site was approximately              For Your Products and Slings”
         70 miles off the Danish coast.
           Certex, a supplier of steel wire ropes,              Extends Sling Life - Reduces cost
         lifting products and services to the oil,
         gas, industrial and renewable markets,
         accepted a scope of work to design and                   Sleeves, Wraps, Pads
         supply a below-the-hook  solution  for
         loading the helipad using a 300t capac-                            & Blankets
         ity crane aboard a barge.
           The heavier piece of the pad weighed
         89t, while the smaller was less than half                             Available From:
         the weight at 35t; it was hexagonal in
         shape and measured 44m sq. when as-                      THE VERNON CORPORATION
         sembled.  Interestingly,  each  piece  was
         removed from the site one at a time (the                   P.O. Box 246 • 400 N. Yankeetown Road
         smallest first) along with its correspond-                        Boonville, Indiana 47601
         ing spreader beam and rigging.
           Certex used a MOD 110H at 6m (19
         ft.) for the heavier section and a MOD            (800) 897-5584
         110 at 6.5m (21 ft.) for the other. The
         former can lift up to 170t at 11.5m (37
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